The Crucible is a play with many allegorical references. The promise that a stallion gives a mare 1 gave that girl! This beast within does not care of the consequences that are to come ahead good or bad it just looks to its need its need to feed on what it has been craving for so long. He was a widower with no interest in children, or talent with them. He was a man with many grievances, at least one of which appears justified. The fate of each character is exactly that of his historical model, and there is no one in the drama who did not play a similar - and in some cases exactly the same - role in history. With final emphasis: Put it out of mind, Abby. Elizabeth: You did speak of going, earlier this week.
Hale is nearing forty, a tight-skinned, eager-eyed intel-lectual. Throughout the play, it is fear that drives the lies and deceit and ultimately cause the downfall of many. She is married to John Proctor and because of this, is accused of witchcraft by Abigail. But no hint of this has yet appeared on the surface, and as he enters from the crowded parlor below it is a man in his prime we see, with a quiet confidence and an unexpressed, hidden force. She enters as one does who can no longer bear to be barred from the sight of her beloved, but she is also very frightened because her slave sense has warned her that, as always, trouble in this house eventually lands on her back.
Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not. I do not wish to be put out like the cat whenever some majority feels the whim. John Proctor A farmer in Salem, Proctor serves as the voice of reason and justice in The Crucible. The rest of the girls in the play, including Susanna Walcott, Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren, and Betty Parris, are all covering up for their own actions. Clasp his hand, make your peace.
He is different now - drawn a little, and there is a quality of deference, even of guilt, about his manner now. Hale stands embarrassed for an instant. In this time of spiritual crisis, they look to their minister for guidance and support. He is failing for it. A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. Our difficulty in believing the - for want of a better word - political inspiration of the Devil is due in great part to the fact that he is called up and damned not only by our social antagonists but by our own side, whatever it may be. But this is a snobbish objection and not at all warranted by the facts.
Elizabeth, without hesitation, even eagerly: I surely do. Evidently the time came in New England when the repressions of order were heavier than seemed warranted by the dangers against which the order was organized. Giles: No - no, John, I think not. What are you doing to her? In act two, in the scene where Reverend Hale asked John to recite the Ten Commandments, and John recited all except for adultery. She sleeps and yet she walks. What a grand peeping courage you have! Elizabeth and Proctor argue over this. Parris, pressed, turns on her: And what shall I say to them? Come down, speak to them - pray with them.
For each cell, have students create a scene that follows the acts in order: Prologue, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Denouement. Wherefore is everybody suing everybody else? However, Elizabeth can be a cold and demanding woman, whose chilly demeanor may have driven her husband to adultery and whose continual suspicions of her husband render their marriage tense. Parris, shocked: Your Ruth is sick? There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit. Proctor: I were planting far out to the forest edge. Elizabeth, with sarcasm, and a sense of being lost: Oh, indeed, indeed! The communist allegations were launched at government employees, entertainers and writers… 765 Words 4 Pages In the playwrite The Crucible, Arthur Miller shows how ordinary people can become diabolical by purging the truth and scapegoating innocent people. And well she might, for I thought of her softly. Parris: Will you leave me now, Thomas? And I heard a screeching and gibberish coming from her mouth.
The theme in the story The Crucible was honesty and truth versus…. Let him look to medicine and put out all thought of unnatural causes here. For how else is she struck dumb now except some power of darkness would stop her mouth? I should have roared you down when first you told me your suspicion. She runs away with Abigail at the end of the play. A trill of expectant laughter escapes her, and she dares come closer, feverishly looking into his eyes. She said this to leave an impression on the others.
He goes out with Putnam. This obviously shows how over powering John Proctor can be to women. Let you sit, Goodwife Proctor. Rebecca Nurse One of the most noble and well-respected citizens of Salem, this elderly woman is kindly and sane, suggesting that Betty's illness is simply a product of being out too late in the cold. That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest? Lilac is the smell of nightfall, I think. Then, re-solved: Now tell me true, Abigail. Elizabeth, coming with the cider: It must be.